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    Default W/Comm. Sandy Johnstone's Spitfire

    Hello all,
    Wing Commander Sandy Johnstone was Air Attache at the British Embassy in Dublin in early 1946. ON 19TH February he brought a Seafire or Spitfire to Baldonnel and Gormanston for demonstrations to the Irish Air Corps. Some sources state that it was his Spitfire. I am looking for the identity of the Spitfire/Seafire as there was no record of its ID from Irish sources. A long shot I appreciate.
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    Tony K

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    'Where No Angels Dwell' by Sandy Johnson confirms it was a Seafire he flew from Sydenham (near Belfast) to Baldonnel which he then demonstrated to the Irish Air Corps prior to them buying 12 aircraft. No aircraft identified. I would suspect his logbook might be held by his son Brigadier Iain Johnson OBE as he was in 2001.

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    Thank you John, this is much appreciated I will try and make contact with his son, perhaps through the Military Attache in Dublin. Confirmation that it was a Seafire is a great start as it was variously referred to as both a Spitfire and Seafire in Irish records.
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    Tony K

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